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Clara Kuenzi

1860 - 1946


Mrs. S. E. Kuenzi, Dies Here Today

Former Teacher


Mrs. Samuel E. Kuenzi, residing at 317 Dewey Avenue, died at her home early today.  Her death was due to general infirmities of age.  Her death came quite unexpectedly. 


She was a native of the town of Lebanon and was born July 10, 1860.  Her parents were the late Adolph and Emily Flohr Creydt.  She was christened Clara Virginia Creydt.  She spent her early years in the town of Lebanon and attended the rural school there and later enrolled in Watertown High school and still later she entered Whitewater Normal school.


Following the death of her father she moved to Watertown with her mother and a sister, Emily.  This had been her home practically all the time since then.


She was married May 16, 1898 to Samuel E. Kuenzi and of this union one son, Samuel M. Kuenzi, this city, was born. .


For several years following her marriage she and Mr. Kuenzi went to live on a farm in the town of Watertown and later they moved back to Watertown where she had since resided.


Mrs. Kuenzi prior to her marriage taught school in Dodge County and later was a teacher in Watertown.


Survivors are in addition to Samuel M. Kuenzi, Arnold P. Kunzie, Malone, Wis.: Edward C. Kuenzi, Watertown; Alfred C. Kurnzi, Johnson Creek: and Walter H. Kuenzi Clyman. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hermine Drake, Oak Grove, and Miss Emily F. Creydt, Lowell. There are three grandchildren.


Mrs. Kuenzi attended services of the Christian Science Society here.


She was long active in the community and was particularly interested in the development of the Watertown Historical Society.


All her life she was a student and had an open mind on daily happenings and events in the community and nation.  She followed the day by day news events with interest even in her advanced years.  She loved gardening and flowers and was a lover of nature.  She had many friends in the community and her death removes a woman who lived a long and exemplary life in this community.


The funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. in. at the Schmutzler funeral home.


Interment will be in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery.





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